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The members of the Clark County Council, shown here in 2019, comprise the Board of Health, which will vote Wednesday on whether or not racism is a public health emergency.

Clark County Council to discuss declaring racism a public health emergency

The members of the Clark County Council, shown here in 2019, comprise the Board of Health, which will vote Wednesday on whether or not racism is a public health emergency.

December 1, 2020, 6:05am Clark County News

Clark County has an opportunity to take a symbolic and tangible stand against racism this week. Read story

Influenza, left, and coronavirus (iStock.com)

Clark County health officials urge flu shots, wary of surges in flu and COVID-19

Influenza, left, and coronavirus (iStock.com)

December 1, 2020, 6:05am Clark County Health

While COVID-19 activity surges to unprecedented levels in Clark County, another illness could complicate the county’s disease response systems this winter. Read story

Pacific Lifestyle Homes offers new community in Orchards

December 1, 2020, 6:04am Business

Vancouver-based Pacific Lifestyle Homes announced Monday that it has broken ground on a new north Orchards development called Plateau Manor. Pacific Lifestyle will build 82 of the planned 93 homes in the community. Read story

Recovery Cafe to host free flu shots for uninsured

December 1, 2020, 6:03am Clark County Health

Recovery Cafe Clark County and The Free Clinic of Southwest Washington are teaming up this week to offer a free flu clinic for the uninsured. Read story

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

Weather Eye: Month begins with week of dry weather

Patrick Timm is a local weather specialist. His column appears Tuesdays, Thursdays and Sundays.

December 1, 2020, 6:03am Clark County News

Today is the first day of the month and another start of a new weather season for us in the weather business. Of course, we are into the winter weather season and I should be chatting with you today about big storms lingering off the coast or maybe cold arctic… Read story

Ridgefield seeks input on housing strategies

December 1, 2020, 6:01am Clark County News

Ridgefield Community Development is surveying residents as part of an effort to improve duplex, triplex and townhouse development standards in Ridgefield. Read story

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

Interstate 5 Bridge steering replacement group lays out plan for advisory, equity groups

The Interstate 5 Bridge.

November 30, 2020, 5:35pm Clark County News

The Interstate Bridge Replacement Program Executive Steering Group — composed of representatives from regional governments and agencies — held its second meeting Monday, laying out a six-week timetable to recruit members for a Community Advisory Group and an Equity Advisory Group. Read story

The Clark County Jail’s high-security wing. The jail was built in the 1980s and designed for an indirect supervision model, with deputies physically separated from inmates. As part of the renovations, jail staff are hoping to move to a direct supervision model. “The change to direct supervision means a calmer atmosphere,” Clark County Jail Chief Ric Bishop said.

44 Clark County Jail inmates positive for virus

The Clark County Jail’s high-security wing. The jail was built in the 1980s and designed for an indirect supervision model, with deputies physically separated from inmates. As part of the renovations, jail staff are hoping to move to a direct supervision model. “The change to direct supervision means a calmer atmosphere,” Clark County Jail Chief Ric Bishop said.

November 30, 2020, 5:29pm Clark County News

A total of 44 inmates housed at the Clark County Jail have tested positive for COVID-19 as of Monday afternoon. Read story

Vancouver man sentenced to 9 years in prison for drive-by shooting

November 30, 2020, 4:57pm Clark County News

A Vancouver man was sentenced Monday to nine years in prison for shooting at a vehicle in January in Battle Ground. Read story

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Clark County reports 849 new COVID-19 cases over Thanksgiving holiday weekend

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November 30, 2020, 11:43am Clark County Health

Clark County averaged about 170 new cases per day since Wednesday, racking up 849 new cases over five days, according to Clark County Public Health. The agency did not report case totals Thursday or Friday because of the Thanksgiving holiday.  Read story